Once touted as the world’s largest industry and also a tool for fostering peace and global understanding, tourism has certainly been a major force shaping our world. The recent COVID-19 crisis has led to calls to transform tourism and reset it along more ethical and sustainable lines. It was in this context that calls to "socialise tourism" emerged (Higgins-Desbiolles, 2020). This edited volume builds on this work by employing the term Socialising Tourism as a broad conceptual focal point and guiding term for industry, activists and academics to rethink tourism for social and ecological justice.

Socialising Tourism means reorienting travel and tourism based on the rights, interests, and safeguarding of traditional ecological and cultural knowledges of local peoples, communities and living landscapes. This means making tourism work for the public good and taking seriously the idea of putting the social and ecological before profit and growth as the world re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an essential first step for tourism to be made accountable to the limits of the planet. Concepts discussed include Indigenous culture, toxic tourism, a "theory of care", dismantling whiteness, decolonial tourism and animal oppression, among others, all in the context of a post-COVID-19 world.

This will be essential reading for all upper-level students, academics and policymakers in the field of tourism. The Introduction of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003164616

chapter |21 pages


Socialising tourism: reimagining tourism's purpose

part Section I|68 pages

Socialising tourism as rethinking social relations

chapter 1|15 pages

“Wominjeka”/“haere mai”

The role of Indigenous ceremony in socialising tourism

chapter 2|18 pages

Toxic tourism at Tar Creek

The potential for environmental justice and tribal sovereignty through Indigenous-led tourism

chapter 4|19 pages

Local participation as tourists

Understanding the constraints to community involvement in Tanzanian tourism

part Section II|68 pages

Socialising tourism as rethinking ideology

chapter 5|16 pages

Tourism, COVID-19 and crisis

The case for a radical turn

chapter 6|20 pages

The Dylann Roof road trip

A report on the banality of evil

chapter 7|15 pages

Dismantling the ivory tower

A narrative ethnography between two critical scholars

chapter 8|15 pages

DeTouring the empire

Unsettling sites and sights of US militarism and settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi

part Section III|85 pages

Socialising tourism to build better collective futures

chapter 9|14 pages

Public tourism

New forms of tourism after the Great East Japan Earthquake

chapter 10|20 pages

In search of light

Ecohumanities, tourism and Fukushima's post-disaster resurgence

chapter 11|19 pages

Socialising animal-based tourism

chapter 12|15 pages

Buen Vivir

A guide for socialising the tourism commons in a post-COVID-19 era

chapter 13|15 pages

Socialisation at scale

Post-capitalist tourism in a post-COVID-19 world

chapter |11 pages


Socialising tourism as an avenue for critical thought and justice: ways forward